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China pledges to expand ECOWAS relations

11 June 2014, 07:38

Abuja - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and China have agreed to establish a strategic consultative mechanism to strengthen relations.

The agreement has been reached during a working visit to the Commission's Abuja headquarters by a three-member Chinese delegation led by Lu Shaye, Director General, African Affairs Department, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
At the meeting, China offered US$200 000 in capacity building support to ECOWAS in realizing the objective of its ongoing institutional reform and repositioning for greater efficiency.
Lu called for increased cooperation with ECOWAS to strengthen relations through personnel training, joint exercises and material assistance.
Other areas identified by the delegation included enhanced political cooperation, peace and security, the fight against terrorism and transnational crime, economy and expansion of trade between China and ECOWAS,, which has reached about US$33 billion.
ECOWAS Commission’s Vice President, Dr Toga Gayewea McIntosh, lauded the burgeoning relationship with the Asian country.

He noted the region’s efforts to promote peace, stability and prosperity through various initiatives and praised China’s support in securing international support for the region’s political initiatives, including the deployment of peacekeeping troops.

- CAJ News

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